Hannah Elless News

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) just presented the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street).  (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Celebrates Mothers with a Little Help from Hannah EllessThe Broadwaysted Podcast Celebrates Mothers with a Little Help from Hannah Elless
by Broadwaysted - May 16, 2017

This week, 'Everything's Coming Up Rose...and Cabernet' as we toast our original fans: the #MomsOfTheShow. On this special Mother's Day episode we sit down with Jill Plofsky, Gail A. Cooper and, since she's in Florida, Jennifer Jaeger is being played by Broadwaysted Favorite Hannah Elless (#RecastWithHannahElless). We chat with our mothers about the naked scene in HAIR, their theatrical experiences that led them to expose us to theater at a young age, and their favorite experiences seeing us in shows.   (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz, Hannah Elless, and More Take the Stage Tonight for 54 SINGS ED SHEERANJenna Ushkowitz, Hannah Elless, and More Take the Stage Tonight for 54 SINGS ED SHEERAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Tonight, Broadway's most emotional belters will gather on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage to sing some of Ed Sheeran's biggest hits. Audiences can expect to hear beloved classics mixed in with new and niche numbers, ranging from "A-Team" to "I'm A Mess," "Happier," "Photograph," and many more. Join some of your favorite Broadway stars for a night of drinking, crying, pouring our hearts out, and trying to find a bit of optimism in the mess of it all! (more...)

BWW Review: Transport Group Intimately Pairs William Inge's COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA with PICNICBWW Review: Transport Group Intimately Pairs William Inge's COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA with PICNIC
by Michael Dale - Apr 11, 2017

A great difference between the Broadway theatre of today and that of the 1950s, the decade when William Inge emerged as an important American playwright, is that the public couldn't see the kind of edgy, incisive drama on their television sets that live theatre was offering. (more...)

VIDEO: The Broadwaysted Gang Gets Ready to Day Drink Through 50th Episode!VIDEO: The Broadwaysted Gang Gets Ready to Day Drink Through 50th Episode!
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2017

BROADWAYSTED - the popular and hilarious podcast that combines theatre and alcohol- is gearing up for their 50th Episode where they'll be appearing live as the headliners of an afternoon event of "Day Drinking" at NYC PodFest.  The show, which also features Smithsonian's podcast sidedoor and Death Wish Coffee Company's Fueled by Death Cast, will find the Broadwaysted crew day drinking with special guest Krysta Rodriguez.  For tickets, click here. (more...)

Wanna Get Broadwaysted with Krysta Rodriguez? Watch Live at Podfest!Wanna Get Broadwaysted with Krysta Rodriguez? Watch Live at Podfest!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Ready to get Broadwaysted? On April 9 (1pm), NYC Podfest will welcome Broadwaystead for a live show at The Bell House (149, 7th Street, Brooklyn), featuring Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, Smash). Click here for tickets! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Transport Group's PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBAPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Transport Group's PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 27, 2017

Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba have begun performances at The Gym at Judson. Both shows were written by William Inge and will be performed in repertory through April 16. Check out photos from their opening night below! (more...)

Hannah Elless and Ben Cook Join 54 SINGS ED SHEERAN, Full CastHannah Elless and Ben Cook Join 54 SINGS ED SHEERAN, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Hannah Elless (Bright Star) and Ben Cook (Tuck Everlasting, Newsies) have joined the cast of 54 Sings Ed Sheeran at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, April 26th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Transport Group's WILLIAM INGE IN REPERTORY, with Emily Skinner, John Cariani & More!Photo Flash: First Look at Transport Group's WILLIAM INGE IN REPERTORY, with Emily Skinner, John Cariani & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Transport Group presents Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, featuring Tony nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten) as Howard (Picnic) and Service Men (Sheba); Hannah Elless (Bright Star) as Millie (Picnic) and Marie (Sheba); OBIE winner David Greenspan (The Patsy) as Elmo (Sheba); Joseph Kolinski (Follies) as Doc (Sheba); Ginna Le Vine as Madge (Picnic); Heather Mac Rae (I Remember Mama) as Mrs. Potts (Picnic) and Lola (Sheba); David T. Patterson (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Hal (Picnic) and Turk (Sheba); Tony winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms) as Flo (Picnic); Jennifer Piech (Titanic) as Irma (Picnic) and Mrs. Coffman ( Sheba); Krystal Rowley as Christine (Picnic); Jay Russell (Travels with My Aunt) as Ed (Sheba); Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot) as Rosemary (Picnic); and Rowan Vickers (Nat Turner in Jerusalem) as Alan (Picnic) and Bruce (Sheba). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief February 23rd, 2017 - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Starry William Inge Rep Begins Tonight at Transport GroupStarry William Inge Rep Begins Tonight at Transport Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Transport Group presents Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  A Toast to the Artist - An Evening with Mary-Mitchell Campbell & FriendsPhoto Coverage: A Toast to the Artist - An Evening with Mary-Mitchell Campbell & Friends
by Walter McBride - Feb 7, 2017

For Transport Group, Mary-Mitchell was Musical Director for First Lady Suite and Orchestrator for Hello Again (for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination). (more...)

WEBroadway to Celebrate Female Songwriters with 'NOTEWORTHY' at the D-LoungeWEBroadway to Celebrate Female Songwriters with 'NOTEWORTHY' at the D-Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

WEBroadway announces its first annual benefit concert, NOTEWORTHY: A Night Celebrating Female Songwriters. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Transport Group's PICNIC & COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBAPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Transport Group's PICNIC & COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 10, 2017

Transport Group will soon present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, featuring Tony nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten) as Howard (Picnic) and Service Men (Sheba); Hannah Elless (Bright Star) as Millie (Picnic) and Marie (Sheba); OBIE winner David Greenspan (The Patsy) as Elmo (Sheba); Joseph Kolinski (Follies) as Doc (Sheba); Ginna Le Vine as Madge (Picnic); Heather Mac Rae (I Remember Mama) as Mrs. Potts (Picnic) and Lola (Sheba); David T. Patterson (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Hal (Picnic) and Turk (Sheba); Tony winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms) as Flo (Picnic); Jennifer Piech (Titanic) as Irma (Picnic) and Mrs. Coffman ( Sheba); Krystal Rowley as Christine (Picnic); Jay Russell (Travels with My Aunt) as Ed (Sheba); Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot) as Rosemary (Picnic); and Rowan Vickers (Nat Turner in Jerusalem) as Alan (Picnic) and Bruce (Sheba). (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Carmen Cusack Croons Tunes at BRIGHT STAR's Reunion ConcertBWW TV Exclusive: Carmen Cusack Croons Tunes at BRIGHT STAR's Reunion Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 3, 2017

On December 12, the company of BRIGHT STAR reunited for a one-night-only concert at Town Hall. In celebration of their recent GRAMMY Award nomination, BroadwayWorld has exclusive footage from the concert - listen to Carmen Cusack croon onstage below! (more...)

Dark, Graceful, Whimsical and Enduring - Looking Back at Shows That Closed in 2016Dark, Graceful, Whimsical and Enduring - Looking Back at Shows That Closed in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2017, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2016. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays with Theatre's Booziest Podcast, Broadwaysted!Celebrate the Holidays with Theatre's Booziest Podcast, Broadwaysted!
by Broadwaysted - Dec 22, 2016

We're breaking out the Mulled Cider and the Winter Sangria--okay, the full bar is out this week for a very special Holiday Episode recorded live at the Broadwaysted Holiday Party! Kimberly added 'Official Hostess' to her list of job titles this week as she opened her home to us and all of our #FriendsOfTheShow! We have a blast playing games and discussing favorite holiday memories with Lacretta, Max Crumm, Andrew Kober, Haley Podschun, Brendon Stimson, Robbie Rozelle, Squigs, Brian Charles Johnson, Stephany Mora, Emily Marshall, and #EnemyOfTheShow Jay Schmidt (who happens to live where we had the party #FianceOfTheGameMaster.) (more...)

Photo Coverage: Whoa, Mama! Inside BRIGHT STAR's Reunion at Town Hall!Photo Coverage: Whoa, Mama! Inside BRIGHT STAR's Reunion at Town Hall!
by Walter McBride - Dec 14, 2016

On Monday night, the company of BRIGHT STAR reunited for a one night only concert at Town Hall. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Company!Photo Coverage: Backstage at BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Company!
by Walter McBride - Dec 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld was backstage at the one night only BRIGHT STAR - The Concert last night. Check out the photos below! (more...)

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